Embassy Hosts American University Students for Cultural Event

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December 7, 2011
Washington, DC

On Wednesday, December 07, 2011, the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC hosted a group of over 50 students from the American University in Washington, DC for a cultural program.

On the behalf of the Embassy of Afghanistan, Counselor Hassan Soroosh welcomed the students and hoped that the program would serve as an opportunity for the participants to learn more about Afghanistan, particularly about Afghan culture and history.

At the event, the American University students were able to see how, despite years of war and instability, Afghanistan was still a reflection of the beauty of cultural diversity and artistic dynamism.

Professor Hamid Naweed, an Afghan artist and historian, also addressed the guests. He spoke about the richness of Afghan culture and history.

Mr. Farid Haidari, the newly appointed Cultural Attaché of the Embassy, briefed the participants about the Embassy's current and future cultural activities.

At the end of the event Counselor Hassan Soroosh responded to the students' questions on a variety of issues, including the achievements and challenges Afghanistan has faced in the past ten years, as well as ways to strengthen cultural relations between U.S. and Afghanistan and the role that the students could play in this regard.

Afghan cuisine, traditional decorations, and art displays were part of this cultural program.